Fire http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6609/more en Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com American City & County's 2017 Crown Communities Awards http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Each year American City & County honors new impactful and innovative public projects that communities across the nation completed with the Crown Community awards. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/bonus-content/american-city-countys-2017-crown-communities-awards#comments Economic Development Green Building Fire GIS & GPS Housing Law Enforcement Bonus Content Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:09:00 +0000 80561 at http://americancityandcounty.com California wildfires spark issues of bilingual emergency communications http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications <div class="node-body article-body">As wildfires continue to sweep across California, issues concerning emergency communications with the Spanish-speaking population have surfaced.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfires-spark-issues-bilingual-emergency-communications#comments Emergency Management Fire Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:00 +0000 80491 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Wildfire in Ojai, Calif. on Dec. 6. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_12_06-14.12.22.363-CST.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> As California smolders, Tennessee city officials rebuild from 2016 wildfire, get new alert system http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system <div class="node-body article-body">As California battles its wildfires, Gatlinburg, Tenn. officials are still picking up the pieces from the devastating blaze they faced almost a year ago.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-smolders-tennessee-city-officials-rebuild-2016-wildfire-get-new-alert-system#comments Fire Fire Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:24:00 +0000 79961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_Gatlinburg,_Tennessee.JPG">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> Fire authorities exhaust resources to combat California wildfires http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires <div class="node-body article-body">Local fire authorities across California have designated numerous firefighters and equipment for combating the massive wildfires raging across the California wine country.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/fire-authorities-exhaust-resources-combat-california-wildfires#comments Fire Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:25:00 +0000 79871 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Smoke from the California wildfires, as captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite. Image via Wikimedia Commons.</p> Post-New Year, cities crack down on fireworks, celebratory gunfire http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/post-new-year-cities-crack-down-fireworks-celebratory-gunfire <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many cities, including Montgomery, Ala., issued advisories about fireworks before the holiday, per AlabamaNews.net.&nbsp;http://www.alabamanews.net/2016/12/29/mpd-issues-fireworks-advisory/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Richland, Wash. is considering banning all fireworks, the Tri-City Herald reports.&nbsp;http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article125542114.html</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/post-new-year-cities-crack-down-fireworks-celebratory-gunfire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/post-new-year-cities-crack-down-fireworks-celebratory-gunfire#comments Fire Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:42:00 +0000 75471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show at Epcot at Walt Disney World. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reflections_of_Earth_9.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Burned Oakland warehouse received complaints for years; officials disagree on how to proceed http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/burned-oakland-warehouse-received-complaints-years-officials-disagree-how-proceed <div class="node-body article-body">For years, Oakland, Calif. officials had fielded complaints about the warehouse in which a deadly fire killed over 36 in early December. Now, question of accountability linger in the city as officials disagree on how to proceed.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/burned-oakland-warehouse-received-complaints-years-officials-disagree-how-proceed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/burned-oakland-warehouse-received-complaints-years-officials-disagree-how-proceed#comments Fire Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:01:00 +0000 74991 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Oakland Ghost Ship fire on the morning of Dec.&nbsp;3. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oakland_warehouse_fire_(cropped).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Governments across Tennessee respond to deadly Gatlinburg wildfire http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/governments-across-tennessee-respond-deadly-gatlinburg-wildfire <div class="node-body article-body">City, county and state employees in Tennessee have banded together to respond to the raging wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn. that have so far damaged hundreds of buildings and caused three deaths. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/governments-across-tennessee-respond-deadly-gatlinburg-wildfire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/governments-across-tennessee-respond-deadly-gatlinburg-wildfire#comments Fire Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:13:00 +0000 74761 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_Gatlinburg,_Tennessee.JPG">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> California wildfire becomes most expensive in U.S. history http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfire-becomes-most-expensive-us-history <div class="node-body article-body">The Soberanes Fire, which has burned over 132,069 acres by Monterey County, Calif., has cost $235 million to fight.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfire-becomes-most-expensive-us-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/california-wildfire-becomes-most-expensive-us-history#comments Fire Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:19:00 +0000 73601 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Burnout operations being carried out on the eastern rim of the&nbsp;Soberanes&nbsp;Fire on Sept. 17. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sobranes_burnout_9-17-16.tiff">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Playing with fire http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/playing-fire <div class="node-body blog-body">Four new firefighters have been accused of calling in fake emergencies to local police so that they could savor the excitement of riding in fire trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/playing-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/playing-fire#comments Fire Governments&#039; Lighter Side Thu, 19 May 2016 20:39:00 +0000 71291 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ButteCountyCASupport42.jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p>